Hello Nerdie Foodies, well we have definitely been living in a topsy-turvy world as Clopin (the puppeteer from Hunchback of Notre Dame) would say. So, for those who need a bit of help figuring out what to make, I’ve decided to start a new series for the Nerdie Foodie column and sharing some of my recipes and the recipes that I use, follow, and sometimes adapt to what is actually in my kitchen and pantry than what it states in the recipe itself.
So, without further ado, the first recipe is my super easy, super simple guacamole recipe. Because we all need good guac in our lives. Let’s go!
What You’ll Need
|Small Bowl (cereal bowl)||1 ripe avocado|
|Knife||Lemon Juice (Bottle or Real Fruit)|
|Fork||Garlic Powder or Garlic Salt|
- The avocado you use should be super squishy when you press your thumb or finger into different spots on the avocado. Cut open your avocado and take out the pit (seed). Scoop out the avocado meat from the skin with the spoon and into your small bowl. You can even cut the meat into slices before scooping it out of the skin.
|* Tip: For unripe avocadoes, store them with bananas to make them ripen faster. If your avocado is too ripe (too soft), place them in the fridge to slow down the ripening. *|
- Take your lemon juice (whether it be from a real lemon or a bottle) and put in enough to coat the avocado lightly. This is usually 1.5-2 circles with the lemon juice bottle.
- Sprinkle garlic powder, salt, and pepper to taste. If you don’t have garlic powder, garlic salt will also work as well.
- Use the fork to mix everything together really well. The avocado should be soft enough for the fork to mash it easily during the mixing.
This is how I make my guacamole for the past year. Simple, fresh, and seasoned just enough that the avocado itself shines through that you won’t need to cut up onions, tomatoes, and sour cream etc. Of course, you’re more than welcome to add all those extra toppers in your guacamole. I like to eat my guacamole with tortilla chips, or even crackers. If I have sour cream in the fridge or even any tangy yogurt flavours, I’ll layer a bit of that onto the cracker before placing a dollop of guacamole on top.
What do you think Nerdie Foodies? How do you like your guacamole? Let us know in the comments and share with us your guacamole recipes!